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Travel Blogs from Viseu
Woke up in the morning with a Graham's Winery brochure under the windscreen wiper. Sweet! Had a bit of trouble finding the place, up a maze of narrow streets, the critical one closed and dug up for a recobble. Seems all the original port wineries are in the same quarter of town, beautiful old buildings, narrow streets, all offering tours and tastings. Graham's winery ...
... so I can prove I've walked the whole stretch.
The woman of the old geusthouse (and bar, restaurant, minimercado, ... it's all in one) where I'll sleep tonight has a surprise for me... She has her daughter (age 8 -10, I have no idea) draw/paint in my stamp-book. It takes up the space of about 10 stamps, but I don't care because it just looks great between all those "boring" ...
Distance: 26 km
Santiago train ramp is a hot topic. Every conversation about our walk to Santiago ends with questions or remarks about the derailed train. I learn a lot of train related Portuguese words. It is of course very sad what happened there
I started alone this morning, like most of the time, and I'm the last one to leave, also like most of the time.
I meet a new traveler from ...
... want cheese," he announced slowly and loudly to the woman working there.
“Quiejo per favore,” I translated quickly. She asked something and I made a guess at the translation.
“Which one and how much?”
Jason pointed and then changed his mind getting excited. He pointed to another one and held up eight fingers. But he got excited ...
... shot up the hill. "It is easier if you just gun it," he offered as an explanation.
Amazingly the change has erased all my fears. It seems like if you drive aggressively you fit in better with the Portuguese traffic and you have fewer problems. And the Portuguese may be fast drivers, but they are also very good drivers who can maneuver quickly. So it all works out. ...